Representing 40% of Jeep sales in Europe alone, the Jeep Compass is an essential model in the brand’s strategy in our latitudes. With this new generation, the Jeep Compass comes back to us completely renewed and is full of technology, style and functionality. It should land in concessions in the second half of 2021.
The generation of Jeep Compass which is withdrawing therefore constitutes 40% of European sales, ¼ of which are 4xe hybrid versions. A major stake for the American manufacturer which will offer 2 hybrid versions of its new Compass, respectively endowed with 190 and 240 hp. Two Compass 4xe which are the stepping stones of a whole new family of more fuel-efficient and less polluting engines, with a 1.3 turbo petrol of 130 or 150 hp, associated with a manual gearbox for the first and a robotic double-clutch gearbox ( DDCT) for the second, both channeling their power through the front wheels alone. In Diesel, there is a 1.6 MultiJet 130 hp here too coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox and only available in 2-wheel drive.
To benefit from all-wheel drive, it will therefore be necessary to opt for the hybrid models of 190 and 240 hp which combine 6-speed automatic gearbox and eAWD transmission. For the Compass, 4Xe is the new 4X4.
Style, connectivity and functionality
Jeep understood it well, taking care of the look is essential, but we must also offer a functional and customizable product. The new Jeep Compass will offer a choice of 5 engines, 3 gearboxes and 5 trim levels: Sport, Longitude, Limited, S and Trailhawk.
The interior is distinguished by more horizontal lines and numerous large and practical storage spaces. There is an induction charging point for the smartphone which can also be connected wirelessly for Apple Car Play or Android Auto. Note the new multimedia screen with a diagonal of 8.4 to 10.1 inches while the instrument block consists of a 10.25 inch screen. The infotainment is entrusted to Uconnect 5, based on Android and which integrates TomTom 3D navigation.
Finally, the safety package now includes adaptive cruise control combined with the lane keeping system, sign recognition and intelligent speed assistant. There is also a driver attention monitoring system, all allowing the Jeep Compass to offer level 2 autonomous driving.